Which speakers for my laptop?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bill4588, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting an iBook for college in the coming months and I was wondering what speakers I should get. I want to stay under $100 but may convince myself to go slightly over. Which ones do you recommend?
     
  2. Will_reed macrumors 6502

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    wait $100 nm Id get a good pair of sony headphones
     
  3. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    well i have a pair of Sennheiser headphones (HD212 pro), but I would like some great speakers that I can crank up whenever the mood strikes.
     
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    I'll second the creatures.. great speakers and you can get them for 60-70 bucks online if you look hard enough.
     
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    For less than $100, the Logitech z-2300's are hard to bet. They provide a much fuller sound than the over-hyper (IMO) HK SoundSticks.

    I listen to everything from classical to prog and jazz and these perform very nicely.

    The Logitech X-230's mentioned are OK, but they distort and don't really have a lot of presence.

    If you want something to match your Mac a little more, Logitech's Z-4i's are pretty good for less than $70.

    I have both of these speakers and am quite pleased. Now when I get those Klipsch ProMedia's...
     
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    really depends on how big and what the acoustics are of your dorm room. i have a pretty small room on a 'quiet' floor and i got $25 harman kardon speakers off woot.com. since the volume is usually low, and never gets turned up, these and my apple in-ear headphones are more than enough for my musical self.
     
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    My recommendation goes to the Klipsch ProMedia GMX A 2.1 speakers. They can get pretty loud and manage to have an all around good sound. They are $150 I think which is a little over what you listed as a price but I really like these speakers. I don't own them however but have heard them a couple times and haven't heard anything bad from people who do own them.
     
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    The Soundsticks would be good enough for a dorm, but I only bought mine because of aesthetics. My infinity surround system is far more powerful.
     
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    I'd recommend the Bose Companion 2 Speakers. They're $99 and sound comparable to creatures/soundsticks, but there's no giant subwoofer to get in the way, just two speakers. Trust me when I say that not having to deal with a subwoofer is a BIG advantage.
     
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    I can't really tell if these are white or silver? I think they are silver-ish. I too am looking for speakers too and was looking at creature II only because they are white. I would love them if they are white.
     
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    In the New Egg pics, it does look like they are silver, but according to Logitech's info page, they are white.

    I have the black Z-4's.
     
  15. madtodaimax macrumors member

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    i have the z-2300's in my dorm connected to my 12"pb. i think its a great setup. the sound is clear and the bass is better than expected for such a small system and the price. if you are looking for more power, i believe logitech sells a 2.1 thx certified (z4?) system that has a more powerful sub than their 5.1 system.
     
  16. emaja macrumors 68000

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    The z-2300s are Logitech's only 2 channel THX certified speakers. While the Z-4s sound very good for the price, they are not quite as good as the 2300s.
     

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